Thursday, April 30, 2009

I'm a Guest Designer!

Yep, that's right. I'm the guest designer today over at 365 Cards. The challenge today is "Leaf it up to me," meaning you must have at least one leaf somewhere on your card.

When I first thought of leaves, my mind immediately went to autumn, but I wanted something springy, so I used a mix of greens and pink with my new SU set. I managed to get some bling, a butterfly, AND textured cardstock on there (just had to include some of my favorite things)!

So, come on and play along with me today! Create a leafy card and link it up over at 365 Cards. I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Stamps: Great Friend (SU)
Paper: Bazzill white textured, PTI white, Old Olive textured, Certainly Celery
Ink: Old Olive, Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Nestabilities circles, rhinestones (The Paper Studio), corner rounder punch

73 comments:

Susan Raihala said...

OooooooH! So pretty and creative! Love the circles and the pretty pink butterfly!

Stampin'GHmom said...

This is so pretty! I love the simple, clean look of it.

~amy~ said...

You are rockin' the challenge Ann!!! Woot Woot!!!

kristie sessions said...

This is so lovely Ann! I love the offset circles and beautiful leaf image. Just gorgeous!!
k

scrapperjulia said...

This is really pretty, great color combo, love everything about it!

Nancy Sanders said...

I love your card Ann. It is clean and simple with a little bling and a whole lot of stunning!

Courtney Baker said...

Great challenge. I love the green leaves. So cute.

Amy Johnson said...

Wow! This is fantastic! I love the unique layout and the CAS style! Just wonderful!

Lisa Graves said...

congratulations! Your card is beautiful!

Cindy Haffner said...

So pretty, I love that it is crisp and clean.

Cassie said...

This is gorgeous, Ann, and congrats on the Guest Design spot. You did a fabby job on the challenge!!

mudmaven said...

Love this card! Great job! ~chris

Jeannie said...

Congrats on being a guest designer! I absolutely LUV this creation and I may just have to CASE it, but use dragonflies of course! Thx!!

Peace and Luv,
Jeannie

Stampin' With Jessi and Rachel said...

Love this card! The colors are so fresh and I love the offset circles. Great job!

Vicky said...

Beautiful Ann!! Congrats on being the Guest Designer!

Shirley said...

Well, I can certainly understand why, Ann. Your card is elegant to the nth degree!

Rose said...

Ann I was so thrilled to see you were the GD today!!! Not to worry I covered Autumn for ya!! :-) Very pretty card and I love the Butterfly.

Leah said...

Love your card Ann, the circles are just such a neat effect. Yea on your GD spot:)

Pauline said...

Pretty card, Ann :o)

Deb Neerman said...

Love this, Ann! That color combo rocks ... you nailed this challenge!

fabricbutterfly said...

Beautiful card, and congrats on being a guest designer. Great job

Gloria Stengel said...

This is stunning, Ann! I love the colors and feel of the card, and how "crisp" it is. Pretty stamp set too!

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Congratulation, Ann on becoming a new DT member! Love this card, very pretty!

Kelly Jo said...

This is an awesome card! Love how you used the circles.

willow said...

Lucky you on being today's GD but I can see why, this card is gorgeous so much so that I may lift the idea
maz

Fi said...

Congrats on your Guest DT position.
Your card is very stunning, I love the contrasting butterfly.
Hugs
Fi

Heather P. said...

This is so pretty, Ann! Love the off-center circles. :)

Purple D said...

I love how you matched the circles unevenly!! Such a simple and "effect"ful idea :-)

Gramrussell said...

So very pretty. Love those circles and the lovely spring butterfly.

Martha said...

congrats on making the guest dt, so so kool!

Dolce Deb's Designs said...

Your card is simple elegance I also love your blog. Great job with this challenge and I hope we see you around often.

Becky Carafa said...

This is awesome! I love the colors and how you offset the circles.

Heidi Van Laar said...

Beautiful! The colors on this are so soft and pretty!

(-: Heidi

Natasha said...

Wow!! This card is awesome! Love the greens with the pink, and all those circles!

Alicia said...

OOh! I love green and pink. This is so very elegant! Thanks for GD at 365, you are a great inspiration!

Janelle said...

This card is just darling! I love the offset circles and simplicity of the design. Just wonderful.

Allison said...

Very pretty...love the circly layout (like my made-up word?).

Sparkly Pink Star said...

Wow! Its really beautiful!! I know you already got one last week, but I awarded you another award on my blog!!

JoLynn said...

I LOVE this card, Ann! The colors and the circle design are very cool. Congrats on your guest designer status!

Jana said...

This is a great challenge. Thank you. Your card is fabulous. I love the circles, offset. And the butterfly. Too pretty.

my5bratz said...

congrats and well deserved, BEAUTIFUL card :0)

Becky said...

gorgeous card, I love it. And I will check 365 out

Anthonette said...

Congrats on being a guest designer! I have to make time to participate in those challenges. Your card is fabulous...love it!

Lesly said...

Congratulations! This is well deserved. Your cards are wonderful. Thank you for sharing.

Pat (mspfd) said...

Ann, this is a stunning design and gorgeous card. You really should submit this for publication...... elegant simplicity at its best!

AUsome mom said...

WOW! Girl, I had to scroll for a while to be able to even post on this one! IT IS FABULOUS!!! I always love the simplistic beauty of every one of your cards. Congrats on the guest DT spot and on another perfect card!

JenMarie said...

OH this is BEAUTIFUL!

cadnileb said...

Congrats! Love the circles and the fun butterfly!

Jackie said...

This is awesome Ann & congrats on the DT!

Karen said...

Such a pretty card! I love your off center circles!! They really dial your eye right in! That butterfly is fab and your bling(s) are a perfect fit! :>

Elena said...

Beautiful spring card, Ann! Love the center circles!!!

xiumaiyuki said...

Love this layout!!! with all the circles and the pretty spring colors!!! So pretty! I will case this for sure!!! Congrats on the Guest Designer spot!

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

wow this is stunning!!!! I love it !! :) ♥

Susan (peebsmama) said...

I love the way you offset your circles. So interesting! Pretty color combo. Congrats on being the guest designer!

Jackie said...

Congrats on being guest designer...you rock!

chloe said...

OMG this is so so gorgeous! I love the layout, color choices,everything!

Angie Tieman said...

This is gorgeous!! Beautiful job!

Lisa Trombitas - www.stampwithlisat.com said...

Pretty card. I like the offset circles - it's an interesting touch!

Kim said...

Congrats on guest designer. That card is beautiful!

Lyn S said...

Congrats on being guest designer Ann! Love the card, the off-centre circles and butterfly are fabbo!

MsOktober said...

This is really beautiful, but everything I've seen here is beautiful! :)

Regan said...

Ann....wow this is FANTASIC!!

Rosemary said...

This was a great challenge and as the designer I knew to expect a beautiful card and boy howdy! This is a sophisticated and lovely card.

Debsg said...

This is one of the nicest cards I have seen. It's beautiful.

Elizabeth *^..^* said...

Unbelievable beauty!! Can't believe this clean and simple is so gorgeous!! I missed this challenge, but congrats on being the guest designer. Great choice!

Marie B. said...

ANN! I totally love this card!! The colors, and especially the LO are just so stunning! I have GOT to remember to offset my circles sometimes!!

Elizabeth said...

Congrats on being picked! I love your card! Love that pink and the bling! :)

Kathi said...

Wow. Awesome. I love the off center circles and the way you used those pearls.

virginia said...

Ann, Congratulations on the geust designer spot!

robin feicht said...

Great Card! Love the simplicity of it.

Stamp and Smile said...

OMGosh Ann... You put just the right amount of "FAVs" on your card to make it CAS!! LOVE how you staggered the circles... The butterfly is my FAV!! :)

Kim said...

BEAUTIFUL!

Karen Kelly said...

Such a cute card--love the layout and colors! Congratulations on being a guest designer--you ROCK!